Sunday, September 6, 2015

Altadena Bicentennial Quilt on Permanent Display

It's taken 39 years, but finally, Altadena's bicentennial quilt is permanently displayed at archives. Thanks in part to a huge discount from Aarnun Gallery and Framing in Pasadena, we ordered a professional UV protected plexibox for the quilt. Last week it was installed and Mary Smeritsnig (below right)  who made a square depicting Farnsworth Park's Davies building was there for the very informal installation.  

Sara Carnahan and Mary Smeritsnigh reminisc

The Altadena Library and Friends Bicentennial Quilt is the handiwork of twenty eight women. Completed in 1976, the 6'x6' quilt features 36 blocks, each telling one part of the Altadena story.


Cynthia Null -Freemontia
Jennie Brown - Riders of the Purple Sage
Patricia Marks - Fair Oaks House

Mildred Markham - Pacific Electric Power House
Betty Smith - Millard Waterfall
Kathy Peterson - Map of Altadena Ranches

Mary Dalton - Davies Building
Betty Bruill - Dawn Mine
Joan Turner - Chapman House and Mt. Wilson

Jean Miller - Zane Grey House
Geri Gauthier - McNally House
Janda Ferris - Fire House

Phyllis Lewis - Professor Lowe's Balloon
Jamie Reiz - Owen Brown's Cabin
Mia Perry - Owl Tree

Marlene Winson - Schuman House
Irene Struthers - Zane Grey in Alktadena
Irene Struthers - Artichoke

Lynda Green - Granite Gate
Marge Nichols - Calaveras School
Carmonde Cochran - La Mariposa Hotel

Peggy Spears - Altadena Animal
Barbara Swanson - Altadena Library
Mildred Markmann - Christmas Tree Lane

Mia Parry - Christian Science Church
Betty  Caughlin - Mt. Lowe Incline
Louis Greenjack - Edison School

Marge Nichols - Indian Hut
Mia Parry - Echo Mt. Observatory
Cathy Andrews - Red Car

Janet Bockus - Poppyfields
Jan Reiz - Cactus
Ann Craig - California Poppy

Barbara Swanson - Bicentennial Star
Janet Bockus -Mt. Wilson Toll Rd.
Mildred Hamilton - Gold of Ophr (Wild Rose) 

1 comment:

  1. This quilt is older that I! It is so beautiful, I am really glad that it is finally displayed to the public! It is worth to be seen!